USuncutMN says: Tax the corporations! Tax the rich! Stop the cuts, fight for social justice for all. Standing in solidarity with http://www.usuncut.org/ and other Uncutters worldwide. FIGHT for a Foreclosure Moratorium! Foreclosure = homelessness. Resist the American Legislative Exchange Council, Grover Norquist and Citizen's United. #Austerity for the wheeler dealers, NOT the people.
USuncutMN supports #occupyWallStreet, #occupyDC, the XL Pipeline resistance Yes, We, the People, are going to put democracy in all its forms up front and center. Open mic, diversity, nonviolent tactics .. Social media, economic democracy, repeal Citizen's United, single-payer healthcare, State Bank, Operation Feed the Homeless, anti-racism, homophobia, sexISM, war budgetting, lack of transparency, et al. Once we identify who we are and what we've lost, We can move forward.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Occupy Minnesota - Students to banks: “They want our dough - we say hell no!”
By Chris Getowicz
Minneapolis, MN - Students from colleges and universities across the Twin Cities gathered for the second week in a row, Oct. 19, at the Occupy MN space in downtown Minneapolis.
Over 200 students gathered and took to the streets, marching on Wells Fargo, where they demanded financial institutions forgive student loans. Speakers focused on the struggle of recent graduates to find jobs and pay back crippling student loans. Recent University of Minnesota graduate and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) organizer Stephanie Taylor spoke to the crowd about the loans she accumulated. She explained, "Student loans are one of the biggest costs anyone takes on in their lives, and most people spend years, if not their lives paying it back."
Chanting "Education is a right, now is the time to fight!" and "They want our dough, we say hell no!" the students marched to the massive gold color Wells Fargo tower in central downtown and gathered, stopping traffic throughout the downtown grid.
A call has gone out for students to attend the Friday, Nov. 4 unity rally for another march. Students are encouraged to spend time at Occupy MN. The SDS chapter at the University of Minnesota will be holding its weekly meeting on Oct. 27, where it invites all area students to participate in planning for future student actions on local school campuses. For more info go to http://umnsds.wordpress.com.
Posted by USuncutMN at 12:17 AM